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Review: could Hypothyroidism cause High blood sugar?

We study 32,862 people who have Hypothyroidism from FDA and social media. Among them, 159 have High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Hypothyroidism (latest reports from 130,217 patients) can be treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Levothroid, Cytomel.

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 144,866 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 32,844 people who have hypothyroidism are studied. Among them, 159 (0.48%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.11% of all the 145,045 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood sugar in hypothyroidism reports

Gender of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced High blood sugar * :

High blood sugar76.92%23.08%

Age of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced High blood sugar * :

High blood sugar0.00%0.72%0.72%4.32%5.04%17.99%34.53%37.41%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar9.52%66.67%23.81%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (54 people, 33.96%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (34 people, 21.38%)
  3. Depression (23 people, 14.47%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (23 people, 14.47%)
  5. Osteoporosis (15 people, 9.43%)
  6. Asthma (14 people, 8.81%)
  7. Hyperlipidaemia (13 people, 8.18%)
  8. Insomnia (13 people, 8.18%)
  9. Anxiety (12 people, 7.55%)
  10. Pain (12 people, 7.55%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (69 people, 43.40%)
  2. Synthroid (62 people, 38.99%)
  3. Aspirin (37 people, 23.27%)
  4. Lantus (33 people, 20.75%)
  5. Simvastatin (22 people, 13.84%)
  6. Fosamax (22 people, 13.84%)
  7. Hydrochlorothiazide (18 people, 11.32%)
  8. Seroquel (13 people, 8.18%)
  9. Ambien (11 people, 6.92%)
  10. Atenolol (10 people, 6.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • My thyroid medication was changed to Synthroid approximately 9 months ago. My last blood test show high sugar, high serum sodium and high carbon dioxide. I had used leventhroid for about 15 years previously. could this be caused by the synthroid.


  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Steady decline for four years, but extreme decline over two months leading me in to hospital


  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • So many of the BP meds I have been placed on seem to elevate y=my blood sugars, cause arrythmias and/or aren't effective. I am glucose intolerant with a HGB A1C of around 6.5. (with or without metformin - stays the same)


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